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The High Republic ain't just relegated to books and comics anymore, people. Lucasfilm Games has announced that a brand-new Star Wars video game — Eclipse — is now in the early stages of conception from independent developer, Quantic Dream (Heavy Rain, Beyond: Two Souls).
The company released a stunning cinematic trailer for the "intricately branching action-adventure" title Thursday during the 2021 Game Awards, teasing corners of the galaxy both old and new. Upon a first watch, you'll notice Master Yoda standing in the Jedi Council chambers on Coruscant (see header photo above) and what looks to be C-3PO before he got his rad gold plating.
Per StarWars.com, Eclipse "can be experienced in multiple ways, putting the destinies of an array of playable characters in your hands. Your choices will be at the heart of the experience, as every decision can have a dramatic impact on the course of the story. Through these decisions, players will forge their own legend in the golden age of the Jedi."
While we know this footage isn't an example of actual gameplay, we're still willing to go out on a cautious limb here and say that this project has the potential to be one of the most ambitious Star Wars video game ever made.
Watch the trailer below:
Lucasfilm Games did not specify a concrete release date for Star Wars Eclipse, which is being worked on by teams at Quantic Dream's studios based in Paris and Montreal, respectively.
"Everyone has a role to play in the tapestry of events that could alter the carefully balanced peace of this uncharted area of the Outer Rim," adds the developer's official blog. "With this game we want to enhance Quantic Dream’s classic deeply branching narrative signature, while opening the formula for action gameplay in the most epic and spectacular adventure ever created by our studio. Crafted with a deep affinity for the Star Wars franchise, behind the scenes Quantic Dream will bring together a diverse team of talented writers, game creators, and interactive storytelling experts to bring the project to life."
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